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Often you will see laptops billed with super high capacity drives like 750GB or 1TB platter drives at 5400RPM but many don’t realize these drives are really slow loading in comparison to a 7200RPM drive and especially slow compared to an SSD drive. Loading big applications, multiple applications or even Windows itself can take a long time. If you don’t have enough memory in your computer and Windows is using some of your disk space for paging, then a 5400RPM drive will even slow down general application performance if it is writing to the disk.
Now SSD drives are more expensive than typical hard disk drives and come with lower capacity, though they come up to 480-500GB now which is pretty close to standard HDD drives though at quite a bit higher cost. Still if you care about the Windows 7 or Windows 8 load times and want applications to load faster an SSD drive can make all the difference, especially if you bought a laptop recently and are disappointed with how slow loading programs or Windows is.
I have an upcoming article this week with video tutorials on replacing your laptop HDD drive with an SSD drive as Kingston sent me some models and though I lost some disk space and went from 512GB to 240GB it was worth the sacrifice to have a much faster disk in the Lenovo laptops.
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